[2017 NFL Preview] New England Patriots

It’s time to preview the New England Patriots everyone.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably reading this because you’re a Patriots fan and you want to see if I have them going undefeated like everyone else.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably reading this because you hate the Patriots and you want to make sure that I DON’T have them going undefeated like everyone else.

There’s no middle ground with the New England Patriots. Not in today’s NFL.

LEZZZZZZZZZZZ DOOOOOOOOOOOO DISSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

2017 NFL Preview

 

 

 

 

Record Last Five Seasons: 12-4 (2012), 12-4 (2013), 12-4 (2014), 12-4 (2015), 14-2 (2016)

Last Playoff Win: Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta

Last Playoff Appearance: Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta

Super Bowl Wins: Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XXXIX, Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl LI

Last Super Bowl Appearance: Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta

 

The Head Coach:

Bill Belichick

Coaching Record: 237-115

Playoff Record: 26-10

Grade: A+

 

2016-17 Team Leaders:

Passing Yards/Touchdowns: Tom Brady (3,554), Tom Brady (28)

Rushing Yards/Touchdowns: LeGarrette Blount (1,161), LeGarrette Blount (18)

Receiving Yards/Touchdowns: Julian Edelman (1,106), Martellus Bennett (7)

Tackles: Logan Ryan (92)

Interceptions: Malcolm Butler (4)

 

2017 Projected Starters:

Grade Key:

  • ELITE
  • GREAT
  • GOOD
  • NOT GOOD
  • ROOKIE
  • HORRIBLE

Offense:

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Mike Gillislee

WR: Julian Edelman

WR: Brandin Cooks

WR: Chris Hogan

TE: Rob Gronkowski

LT: Nate Solder

RT: Marcus Cannon

RG: Shaq Mason

LG: Joe Thuney

OC: David Andrews

Defense:

DE: Trey Flowers

DE: Deatrich Wise

DT: Malcolm Brown

DT: Alan Branch

LB: David Harris

LB: Dont’a Hightower

LB: Kyle Van Noy

CB: Stephon Gilmore

CB: Malcolm Butler

FS: Devin McCourty

SS: Patrick Chung

 

The Schedule:

vs. Kansas City Chiefs (September 7)

vs. @ New Orleans Saints (September 17)

vs. Houston Texans (September 24)

vs. Carolina Panthers (October 1)

vs. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (October 5)

vs. @ New York Jets (October 15)

vs. Atlanta Falcons (October 22)

vs. Los Angeles Chargers (October 29)

BYE WEEK

vs. @ Denver Broncos (November 12)

vs. @ Oakland Raiders (November 19)

vs. Miami Dolphins (November 26)

vs. @ Buffalo Bills (December 3)

vs. @ Miami Dolphins (December 11)

vs. @ Pittsburgh Steelers (December 17)

vs. Buffalo Bills (December 24)

vs. New York Jets (December 31)

 

Three Things I Like About The Patriots This Season:

-Best Team In NFL: There’s no beating around the bush here folks. From top-to-bottom, the Patriots have the best roster in the NFL. Good luck beating these guys.

-Tom Brady: There’s no beating around the bush here folks. The Patriots have the best QB in the NFL. Good luck beating these guys.

-Bill Belichick: There’s no beating around the bush here folks. The Patriots have the best head coach in the NFL. Good luck beating these guys.

 

Three Things I Hate About The Patriots This Season:

-Expecations Through The Roof: The New England Patriots should be use to their fans having high expectations year-in and year-out. That’s kind of what happens when you win 14 division titles in 16 years. That’s what happens when you haven’t gone worse than 9-7 in over 17 years. That’s kind of what happens when you JUST WON THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR AND YOUR TEAM GOT EVEN BETTER! A lot of people are picking the Patriots to go undefeated this season and for good reason. They are head and shoulders above every other team in the NFL. Will this finally be the year that Tom Brady and company let everyone down? I doubt it, but it could happen.

-The Jimmy G Situation: The Patriots are kind of a in a tough spot when it comes to their back-up QB. They have arguably the best back-up QB in the league. They have a guy that some teams would likely trade multiple draft picks to get, but the Patriots have hesitated to pull the trigger on a trade due to the health/age of Tom Brady. They truly think that Jimmy G is their guy once Tom Brady hangs it up. The problem with that is, Jimmy G is reportedly getting a little antsy about waiting on the sidelines and wants to get into the game. From all accounts, Tom Brady isn’t retiring anytime soon. If he’s unable to give the Patriots a timeline about his potential retirement, Jimmy G needs to demand a trade. If Jimmy G is as good as people think he is, why the hell is he sitting on an NFL bench? This league is devoid of good signal callers and we need good ones in the worst way. Stop hoarding all the good QB’s Belichick.

-Ummmmmmm: I got nothing.

 

The Prediction:

14-2

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